"Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting", Kennedy said.
Speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the next batch of Star Wars movies the company will be released will be from the series penned by Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. "So we're not doing nothing".
"In coming up with the title we just looked at the film and asked ourselves, 'What are we saying?' It feels very much like the title of this film".
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'I haven't seen [Episode] 9 finished yet, but I'm confident based on the pieces that I've seen and the script that I've read that it's going to be extremely popular, ' he said.
The Mandalorian will be available to stream when Disney+ goes live in mid-November; the Rogue One series won't arrive until 2021, around one year before the next batch of Star Wars movies will kick off.
Fans are already speculating they could be released in the alternating years, 2023, 2025 and 2027, but that has not been confirmed.
"... In the interim we are producing two Star Wars live-action series for Disney+: one of them is called "The Mandalorian", which being supervised by Jon Favreau, and the other one is a bit of a prequel to "Rogue One".